Why do they always remember your disasters?
|Posted by Beth Ann Bentley on Oct 20 2011|
|iLunchbox Blog >> Beth Ann|
So obviously I cook a lot. Not everything I make turns out well, tastes good or is even truly edible in the end. This does not happen too often, fortunately, however, when you are constantly modifying recipes to accommodate dietary restrictions or creating new recipes out of what you have in the fridge, freeze or pantry, well it happens…and boy do my kids get such a kick out it and LOVE LOVE LOVE to tell anyone and everyone about the time mom dropped the Cherry Pie on the floor while taking it out of the oven, or the time I put too much spinach in the sausage meatballs and they were sloppy wet blobs on the pan (you couldn’t even pick them up with a spatula, TOTALLY inedible; or the time we had 20+ for Thanksgiving dinner and I over brined the turkey and it was so salty. Why don’t they ever brag about the great Cajun Spiced Flounder that they cannot get enough of, or the way I make scrambled eggs that EVERYONE devours, or the Chicken-Apple-Bleu Cheese Salad my middle schooler’s love for lunch. I am really not upset, I just find it funny when kids remember the food we make, both good and bad. I think it is really about the story that goes with the food that they remember. It is like the time, when I was about 10 or 11, at my own birthday party, while eating spaghetti and meatballs, I laughed so hard that the spaghetti came out my nose. My sister told that story EVERY time she could and to anyone that would listen…this is all through pre-teen years, high school years, college and beyond. She even told my children the story, which of course is one they now like to tell EVERY time they can too. FUNNY! Food is sometimes more about the memory of the event than the actual food itself, the disasters make better stories, but the successes make for better eating.Back